“Data archives have been around for some time, but they are more relevant nowadays than ever”. Interview with the Social Sciences Data Archive project

“Data archives have been around for some time, but they are more relevant nowadays than ever”. Interview with the Social Sciences Data Archive project

The inter-institutional project SODA (Social Sciences Data Archive) aims to develop a prototype for a data archive as Belgian representative in the Consortium of European Social Science Data Archives (CESSDA) and beyond. To learn more about SODA, Archivoz’s...
Archives ‘on the go’:  ‘What Was Here?’ uses technology to bring content from the ‘research room’ into the wider world, for self-directed exploration.

Archives ‘on the go’: ‘What Was Here?’ uses technology to bring content from the ‘research room’ into the wider world, for self-directed exploration.

Introduction In June 2019, the East Riding Archives (Beverley, East Yorkshire, England) officially launched its new app, called ‘What Was Here?’. This marked the culmination of a 4-year journey in which we had sought to find new ways of engaging audiences with...
“We consider the Little Free Library movement to be very inclusive and we don’t want there to be barriers for anybody who wants to be involved”: Interview with Margret Aldrich, of Little Free Library

“We consider the Little Free Library movement to be very inclusive and we don’t want there to be barriers for anybody who wants to be involved”: Interview with Margret Aldrich, of Little Free Library

Margret Aldrich, Media and Program Manager with Little Free Library and author of The Little Free Library Book, speaks with us about book sharing, community building, and why open access isn’t just about the Internet anymore. (Archivoz) Can you tell us a little of the...
“Not being an archivist, nor an academic, however I learned how important it was to preserve those memories.” Interview with Juan delGado, director and funder of Qisetna (part two)

“Not being an archivist, nor an academic, however I learned how important it was to preserve those memories.” Interview with Juan delGado, director and funder of Qisetna (part two)

The interview is organised in two parts. The first explores the origins of the project and what it covers. The second considers the future of Qisetna and some archival questions. (Archivoz) What language barriers does the project face? (Juan) When we started, our core...
“Freedom of access can be hindered in many ways, and as librarians we should be working to break down these barriers to access in every possible way”: Interview with Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University’s Valley Library

“Freedom of access can be hindered in many ways, and as librarians we should be working to break down these barriers to access in every possible way”: Interview with Laurie Bridges, Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University’s Valley Library

Laurie Bridges is an Instruction and Outreach Librarian at Oregon State University’s Valley Library, where she acts as liaison to International Programs and Liberal Arts. She speaks with us about freedom of access to information and its relation to freedom of...
Museum 2.0: The Last American Pirate

Museum 2.0: The Last American Pirate

During the Long Depression of the 1870s, a man named Edward Owens took up piracy in Chesapeake Bay. He had run out of money, his work as an oyster fisherman no longer able to support him. Born in Virginia in 1853, he chose Watt’s Island as the location for his new...
Documenting relational collections

Documenting relational collections

For hundreds of years scholars and humanists have understood the importance of connected collections. Yet much of our documentation for archives and museums has become disconnected, this separation exacerbated by different technologies and distinct professional...
ACOR Photo Archive, Amman, Jordan

ACOR Photo Archive, Amman, Jordan

The American Center of Oriental Research (ACOR) Photo Archive has recently digitized and made available six collections of photographs spanning diverse subjects in archaeology, social history, anthropology, art and architectural history from 1944 to 2008 from across...
Archive in Practice: An imagined exhibition

Archive in Practice: An imagined exhibition

 Part one: Archive in Practice One dimension of photography is that it is concerned with the staging of a struggle against the loss of memory – an attempt to archive and preserve what is about to disappear for good.[1] Gerhard Richter These reflections by artist...